This is what I wanted to make. I had a spare shelf that had been taken off the wall about to head to the yard sale room. When I saw how cool a project this was, and that it would cost little or no money I whipped out that shelf and got the project started. I do want to add a side note to this. I spent an hour searching backwards on Pinterest looking for a link or the original person who pinned the link to give them credit. I went back 6 people and still never did find whose project it was. They are genius and I think they deserve credit!!
So, here's how it got started. K got out a tape measure and I zoned out and all I heard was, blah, blah, blah, and then I can drill it. Truly I saw his lips moving and heard nothing! I did hear him say to bring him all the straight needles I had a lot. I didn't realize I had so many in the same sizes. I don't ever use straights anymore since discovering circulars but I will not throw them out.
After matching up all the needles, K marked on the shelf how many pairs of what sizes I had. He went into the garage and found a drill bit for every size of needles I had except for one (don't ask me which ones because I totally zoned out again). So as I said above, we did have to spend $4 for a larger sized bit. Here it is all done and hung up. I am so excited about this project.
This pic is of the afghan hooks. They don't come in pairs but I did have more than one in the same size, long hooks and shorter hooks.
This is better picture of how they look straight on. As you can see to the right side of the shelf; I have more room for more needles but all mine are up there. If I ever want to add something else, I can. I thought about adding cup hooks and then hanging things knitting related from the hooks. The only problem with that is Max the Mainecoon might think they are toys. I am still thinking about how I can organize that end of the empty shelf.
So there is a Pinterest idea that actually came to life for me. I do love ideas on there that I can incorporate in my life without too much money or fuss. Maybe all the hours I spend on Pinterest really is worth it?